Roydon Primary school wall covered in graffiti (and they are delighted)

Burnt Mill Academy / Wed 13th Dec 2017 at 10:49am


A LARGE outside wall at Roydon Primary Academy, near Harlow, has been brought to life with a piece of art inspired by pupils.

The artwork in the early years garden features a scene incorporating the four seasons and children’s favourite, the Gruffalo.

Graffiti artist Nathan Murdoch, who has brightened up various spaces at Burnt Mill Academy Trust primary schools in the town, transformed the area which was once just a brown, flaky wall.

Michael Clark, head of school, said: “The wall is the first thing you see when you walk into that part of the school and it has always been so drab. This is a beautiful school with wonderful children, but certain parts of the building did not match the amazing things which go on in our classrooms.

“I had given Nathan a piece of artwork by Year 1 pupils which featured the Roydon tree with the four seasons, so it is based around that.

“It now has that wow factor we wanted with the most incredible scene that makes you smile every time you see it. When the children saw it, they were all saying ‘wow’. The first thing they see now each day is this beautiful wall which is so exciting.

“Things like this make everyone proud to be a part of Roydon.”

The work is the latest improvement to the school, having restored an old pond and allotment and added colourful outdoor displays in recent months.

Mr Clark said: “When we show parents around who are considering sending their children to Roydon, they are blown away with what they see, both inside the classroom and now outside.”

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